Sunday, September 5, 2010

by Claire Beadon Carnell
100 Paintings in 100 Days Challenge
'Inspirations from a Back Yard'

'In Praise of Orange'
Oil   6 x 8

Day 50

I have to admit, that of all of the colors in the spectrum,
orange is my least favorite...except when it comes to flowers.
Orange flowers have such a happy dispositon, and they look
great in any spot in the garden, especially if they are paired with
blue or purple.  I can't imagine NOT having orange in my garden,
but you definitely won't find it on the walls of my home!

This particular zinnia is from the Kings Gap State Park
flower garden.  There was a mass of zinnias begging to be
painted, along with all of the butterflies and bees that were
stopping by them to get some lunch.  Think you'll be seeing more
of them... :)

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Anudeepa Kadiresan said...

Orange and blue WOW....complementry worked perfect IN PRAISE of your sketch

Ann Gorbett said...

I love orange. Your colors are really wonderful together in this painting, You're halfway there Claire!

AutumnLeaves said...

What a beautiful painting and now I learned what a zinnia looks like! I love the crisp clean lines here, Claire; makes this a show stopper in my eyes!

Pat Koscienski said...

I can always see your love of flowers in your florals, Claire. Beautifully painted.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks for the encouragement everyone! I am off to do the next 50!

Diana Marshall said...

I love this zingy orange zinnia on that wonderful blue background...gorgeous!

Kerri Settle said...

Lovely! The undersides of the petals against the orange and blue make for a stunning effect.


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